Cymbal Storage and Display DIY

WaitForItDrummer

Senior Member
That's a smashing idea, Kate. What parts did you use?
Thanks!

Wood: approx 3 cm x 6 cm x 240 cm long (£2.99 at Wickes)

bolts:
8mm (8M) 6.5 cm long (£3 for 6) + Giblartar Mini 4" cymbal stackers (£6 ea)
OR
8mm (8M) 10cm long (about £1 each from eBay) + bolt, cymbal sleeve, felts and 8mm wing nut (bits I had)

screws to secure to wall:
7.5 cm hex head coach screws (x3) + wall plugs

also need a:
- drill with various drill bits,
- wood saw to cut around the skirting and
- a spirit level
 

BacteriumFendYoke

Platinum Member
Thanks!

Wood: approx 3 cm x 6 cm x 240 cm long (£2.99 at Wickes)

bolts:
8mm (8M) 6.5 cm long (£3 for 6) + Giblartar Mini 4" cymbal stackers (£6 ea)
OR
8mm (8M) 10cm long (about £1 each from eBay) + bolt, cymbal sleeve, felts and 8mm wing nut (bits I had)

screws to secure to wall:
7.5 cm hex head coach screws (x3) + wall plugs

also need a:
- drill with various drill bits,
- wood saw to cut around the skirting and
- a spirit level
I will think about a way I can do this without wall-mounting. Thanks a lot!
 

WaitForItDrummer

Senior Member
That looks awesome! Very nice job.

I built two cymbal holders out of scrap materials. Each unit holds a number of cymbals that aren't currently in use.

Credit goes to Mike Johnston. I copped this design from images of his practice studio.
That's very cool! Love it.

What's type of bolt did you use?
I was looking for a single bolt like that that can screw into the wall directly and hold a lot of weight, but didn't find any thing - I guess didn't know what I was looking for.

Also, what material your wall is made of?
 

Vintage Old School

Gold Member
That's very cool! Love it.

What's type of bolt did you use?
I was looking for a single bolt like that that can screw into the wall directly and hold a lot of weight, but didn't find any thing - I guess didn't know what I was looking for.

Also, what material your wall is made of?
The "bolt" is a 1/4" by 8-inch fully threaded stud (a headless bolt).
It screws through the 3/4" birch plywood base into a T-nut (on the back side of the base).
Then an additional nut and large flat washer on the front side of the base plate holds the stud securely in place.
I used heat shrink tubing on the threaded stud to protect each cymbal center hole.

I located studs behind the studio wall (sheetrock) and screwed 3-inch drywall screws through the base plate and
adhered small felt circles over the drywall screw heads to prevent the cymbals from getting scratched.

Depending on what cymbals are stored on each unit, I can easily get at least six cymbals mounted per unit, including the China cymbals.

By the way, I like your mounting system because you can see every cymbal. Very nicely executed job!
 

WaitForItDrummer

Senior Member
The "bolt" is a 1/4" by 8-inch fully threaded stud (a headless bolt).
It screws through the 3/4" birch plywood base into a T-nut (on the back side of the base).
Then an additional nut and large flat washer on the front side of the base plate holds the stud securely in place.
I used heat shrink tubing on the threaded stud to protect each cymbal center hole.

I located studs behind the studio wall (sheetrock) and screwed 3-inch drywall screws through the base plate and
adhered small felt circles over the drywall screw heads to prevent the cymbals from getting scratched.

Depending on what cymbals are stored on each unit, I can easily get at least six cymbals mounted per unit, including the China cymbals.

By the way, I like your mounting system because you can see every cymbal. Very nicely executed job!
Aaah! That makes sense. Excellent.
You don't happen to have a picture of one of these headless bolts and dry wall screws? I think I know what they look like but not 100%.

My wall is (I think) drywal + airgap + breezblock or brick so it I could get things secured to the breezblock (or brick), wouldn't need the long piece of wood.

Good to know that a drywall screw can hold that much weight!
 

Vintage Old School

Gold Member
Aaah! That makes sense. Excellent.
You don't happen to have a picture of one of these headless bolts and dry wall screws? I think I know what they look like but not 100%.

My wall is (I think) drywal + airgap + breezblock or brick so it I could get things secured to the breezblock (or brick), wouldn't need the long piece of wood.

Good to know that a drywall screw can hold that much weight!
Here's reference images of a short threaded stud and a 3" drywall screw.

The bulk of the weight is supported by the framed 24" X 24" birch plywood base plate.
The wall studs in my studio are on 16" centers, so I spaced both units where I could screw
each base plate to two wall studs (two drywall screws per stud, a total of four drywall screws
per unit) to further distribute the weight of everything to the studio wall.
 

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WaitForItDrummer

Senior Member
Here's reference images of a short threaded stud and a 3" drywall screw.

The bulk of the weight is supported by the framed 24" X 24" birch plywood base plate.
The wall studs in my studio are on 16" centers, so I spaced both units where I could screw
each base plate to two wall studs (two drywall screws per stud, a total of four drywall screws
per unit) to further distribute the weight of everything to the studio wall.
Thanks! Got you - so you also had to use wood to support the weight.
That's really good to know, cheers!
 

Road Bull

Silver Member
Cool idea! Now you got me thinking... If I were to build something to let me store and quickly access cymbals. I realized the other day that I have quite a few cymbals. I am thinking some sort of dish rack style where the wood base is soft enough to cradle the cymbal, and then maybe sets of separation dowels either for each cymbal, of maybe by size.

Right now they are out of control.
 

WaitForItDrummer

Senior Member
Cool idea! Now you got me thinking... If I were to build something to let me store and quickly access cymbals. I realized the other day that I have quite a few cymbals. I am thinking some sort of dish rack style where the wood base is soft enough to cradle the cymbal, and then maybe sets of separation dowels either for each cymbal, of maybe by size.

Right now they are out of control.
Sounds great! Post your pics once you've done it.

Now I'm also thinking building another vertical piece of wood and a horizontal one in between them for smaller (lighter) splashes and bells...
 

Road Bull

Silver Member
Sounds great! Post your pics once you've done it.

Now I'm also thinking building another vertical piece of wood and a horizontal one in between them for smaller (lighter) splashes and bells...
Will do.I just want to make something compact and functional to keep extra cymbals accessible, safe, but out of the way.
 
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